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  • ‘A new spin’ on indoor cycling

    Lights flash.

    Sweat pours.

    Music blares.

    Though it may sound like a description of a trendy nightclub in downtown Denver, CycleBar actually is a new indoor cycling studio coming in early 2017 to Southwest Plaza.

    CycleBar provides an intense cardio workout and some strength training opportunities. But owner Marc Krasner and manager LJ Johnson say it’s much more than that. CycleBar is an experience, they say, and one that aims to provide a sense of community extending far beyond the bike.

  • South Jeffco author seeks help with his latest children’s book

    Curtis Fulster is on a mission to write a book suitable for children in military families.

    The South Jeffco author, who writes under the name “C. Fulsty,” had a father, uncle and grandfather who served in the military, and he hopes to gear his latest book toward children with parents who served.

    But before he begins the writing process, Fulster is seeking feedback from local veterans and nonprofit organizations that work with them.

  • Morrison now providing water to Red Rocks

    Morrison’s utility department, which now provides water services to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, has recently installed a new pump station near Red Rocks Elementary.

    The 75-year-old music venue is owned and operated by the city and county of Denver and is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. In years past, Denver paid to haul in some 1.2 million gallons of water annually, at a cost of $100,000 or more to the city. Expecting to save money in the long run, Denver sought a $1.5 million agreement with Morrison that calls for the town provide water.

  • Morrison will cover cost of trash pick-up for residents

    The Morrison town board has approved an ordinance to subsidize the cost of trash pick-up for all residents.

    Provided by Republic Services of Denver, waste removal will be free for all Morrison residents beginning in February 2017. The trash takeover will cost the town $18,000 annually but will reduce the burden on residents, Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky said.

    And, the arrangement streamlines the process of forging a partnership with Republic.

  • Jeffco DA agrees to suspend investigations of online child sex predators

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir has agreed to suspend his office’s investigations of online child sexual predators following an ethics complaint by a Denver defense attorney.

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • District weighs options ahead of negotiations

    With less than a month before contract negotiations begin with the Jefferson County Education Association, the school district is trying to prepare for a worst-case scenario when it comes to next year’s state funding.

    In the wake of the failure of ballot initiatives 3A and 3B in the November election, district officials are concerned that the uncertain nature of state funding could complicate efforts to retain current teachers and attract new hires.

  • School board to vote Jan. 12 on whether to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board will decide Jan. 12 whether to begin a search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

  • Riders, horses of all experience levels welcome at school

    Bring your shoulders up.

    Tighten up those reins.

    Don’t be afraid of contact.

    As one might expect, learning dressage — an equestrian sport signifying the highest expression of horse training — is a process. And, according to Corinne Lettau and Michelle Gibson, it’s one that even the best riders never fully master.

  • Student who beat odds wins Hero Award

    Annalise Kendrick never understood why people who win awards always seem to say they feel “humbled” — until she won the Jeffco Hero Award in November, that is.

    “I didn’t think I’d win at all,” she said. “… Other than (feeling) shocked, it was kind of like this worry that I didn’t deserve it. … It was really humbling just seeing everybody there.”